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viii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Friendship
  • Balance
  • Tight-knitters
  • Compartmentalizers
  • Samplers
  • Friendships after college
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • Methodological appendix : researching friendships on one college campus.
We all know that good study habits, supportive parents, and engaged instructors are all keys to getting good grades in college. But as Janice M. McCabe shows in this illuminating study, there is one crucial factor determining a student's academic success that most of us tend to overlook: who they hang out with. Surveying a range of different kinds of college friendships, Connecting in College details the fascinatingly complex ways students' social and academic lives intertwine and how students attempt to balance the two in their pursuit of straight As, good times, or both. As McCabe and the students she talks to show, the friendships we forge in college are deeply meaningful, more meaningful than we often give them credit for. They can also vary widely. Some students have only one tight-knit group, others move between several, and still others seem to meet someone new every day. Some students separate their social and academic lives, while others rely on friendships to help them do better in their coursework. McCabe explores how these dynamics lead to different outcomes and how they both influence and are influenced by larger factors such as social and racial inequality. She then looks toward the future and how college friendships affect early adulthood, ultimately drawing her findings into a set of concrete solutions to improve student experiences and better guarantee success in college and beyond.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226409498 20170117
Green Library
SOC-31N-01
Book
xiii, 338 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
  • In the thick of it
  • When you smile, the world smiles with you
  • Love the one you're with
  • This hurts me as much as it hurts you
  • The buck starts here
  • Politically connected
  • It's in our nature
  • Hyperconnected
  • The whole is great.
Green Library
SOC-31N-01
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xxi, 551 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Elements of diffusion
  • History of diffusion research
  • Contributions and criticisms of diffusion research
  • Generation of innovations
  • Innovation-decision process
  • Attributes of innovations and their rate of adoption
  • Innovativeness and adopter categories
  • Diffusion networks
  • Change agent
  • Innovation in organizations
  • Consequences of innovations.
In an age of ever-increasing technological innovation, this renowned volume - which has sold more than 30,000 copies in each edition - is more important than ever. DIFFUSION OF INNOVATIONS lucidly explains how inventions are almost always perceived as uncertain or even risky. To overcome this, most people seek out others like themselves who have already adopted the new idea. The diffusion process, then, is most often shaped by a few individuals who spread the word amongst their circle of acquaintances, a process that typically takes months or years. But there are exceptions: use of the Internet in the 1990s, for instance, may have spread more rapidly than any other innovation in human history - and it continues to influence the very nature of diffusion by decreasing the significance of physical distance between people. As thought-provoking as it is instructive, this fully updated, widely acclaimed work of scholarship is itself a great idea that continues to spread.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780743222099 20160528
Green Library
SOC-31N-01
Book
viii, 279 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
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xxi, 363 p. 23 cm.
Green Library
SOC-31N-01
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xxx, 363 p. 21 cm.
Green Library
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458 p. ; 18 cm.
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
SOC-31N-01